The National Treasury in partnership with the German Development Cooperation- GIZ, have organized a three-day training workshop for the established Kisumu county audit Committee at Ciala Resort in Kisumu.
The Training is focusing on the establishment of the audit committees, roles and responsibilities of the committees, Enterprise risk management, audit committee oversight over financial statements, the PFM Act 2012 and regulations 2015, procurement fraud, fraud and corruption risk management, internal audit and audit committee performance measurement.
While officially opening the training sessions, the County Executive Member for Finance and Economic Planning, Mr. George Okong’o pledged to facilitate the committee to do its work to enable seamless operations of the committee.
He told the committee that it has been granted its independent space to address weaknesses in the system and take corrective action before it gets out of hand into the public domain.
The County executive member also thanked the German Development Cooperation – GIZ and Office of the Auditor General for their immense support on this training and that they look forward to more of such fruitful engagements that strengthen the internal structures of governance.
On her part, the Acting Manager for Good Governance Program from German Development Cooperation- GIZ, Ms Sylvia Aluoch, said their aim was to improve governance structure for service delivery to the people.
They also support the proper function of the established audit committee membership to carry out their work as outlined in the PFM Act 2012 that is to prevent corruption cases, EACC issues and unnecessary audit queries from the auditor general’s office.
The Facilitators from the office of the auditor general to train the audit committee include: Mr. Patrick Owiti, Mr. Daniel Nyaga, and Mr. Abdi Sahal.
By: Emily Mikwa